Answer: pretty worthless.
Reaction time? GARBAGE!
Typing speed is meh. I can do better.
Verbal memory? Meh.
Visual Memory? GARBAGE!
Number memory? GARBAGE!
I’m sure a (big?) portion of your ability to see the words has to do with the color/brightness/contrast settings on your monitor, but still. It’s fun to try.
I got 9/10 on the blue one and 8/10 on the red one.
Seriously, what the hell is that? There’s no word in there. Liars.
TO MS PAINT!
The Approximate Number System aptitude test is something I’ve taken three times before: in 2012 (before I started my math degree), 2014 (right before I got my math degree), and 2016 (right before I got my MS in stats). So let’s take it again after several years of teaching math and stats and see if anything’s changed!
Eh, they’ve changed a little. My w was 0.13 all the other times I’ve taken this. Probably means I’m getting dumber. If that’s even possible.
Yeah, yeah, I know, Bill O’Reilly, so I have no idea how legit it is, but it was fun anyway.
I got the senator question wrong (question 8).
I was BORED OUT OF MY MIND today and decided to take a few character alignment tests.
I seem to be very consistently Lawful Neutral.
A lawful neutral character acts as law, tradition, or a personal code directs her. Order and organization are paramount to her. She may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or she may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government. The common phrase for lawful neutral is “true lawful.” Lawful neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you are reliable and honorable without being a zealot.
Here’s a long one that tells you even more!
Lawful Neutral Human Druid/Sorcerer (2nd/2nd Level)
Lawful Neutral- A lawful neutral character acts as law, tradition, or a personal code directs him. Order and organization are paramount to him. He may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or he may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government. Lawful neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you are reliable and honorable without being a zealot. However, lawful neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all freedom, choice, and diversity in society.
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.
Druids- Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid’s Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.
Sorcerers- Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.
Lawful Good —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (23)
Neutral Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Chaotic Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Lawful Neutral — XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (27)
True Neutral —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (23)
Chaotic Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Lawful Evil —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Neutral Evil —- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Chaotic Evil —- XXXX (4)
Law & Chaos:
Law —– XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXX (9)
Chaos — XXX (3)
Good & Evil:
Good —- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Evil —- X (1)
Human —- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Dwarf —- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Elf —— XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Gnome —- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Halfling – XXXXXX (6)
Half-Elf – XXXXXX (6)
Half-Orc – XXXX (4)
Barbarian – XXXXXX (6)
Bard —— XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Cleric —- XXXXXXXX (8)
Druid —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Fighter — XXXXXX (6)
Monk —— XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Paladin — XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Ranger —- XXXXXX (6)
Rogue —– XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Sorcerer — XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Wizard —- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
So the “Idaho” subreddit posted this picture the other day:
Can you get them all?
Highlight the white text below to see the ones I could get without cheating.
- Mountain Home
- Soda Springs
- Twin Falls
- Idaho Falls
- Coeur d’ Alene
My sense of direction and ability to orient my own self in space is absolutely terrible. I probably couldn’t navigate my way out of a paper bag.
But my spatial rotation skills? They’re quite good.
I remember getting a pretty high score on this on that aptitude test thing I did in Seattle back in 2005, too.
I have no idea why I can correctly mentally rotate block structures but can’t retrace my own damn steps to get home. Different spatial processes, I suppose.
I am chaotic good, apparently.
Ha, remember that Global Advanced Personality test that I used to take like twice a year? It’s been like three + years since I last took it. So let’s take it again and compare it to the last time I took it to see how much I’ve changed into a responsible, level-headed adult.
Ye Olde (September 2014)
Ye Newe (Now)
Hahaha, my “adventurousness” went up. Livin’ on the edge.
I took a thing.
6% on Warmth? Ouch. That’s…cold.
Also, Anxiety should be at like 200%.
Yeah, why the hell not. You know I can’t resist a good (or bad) sorter.
Zodiac Sign: Aries | Taurus | Gemini | Cancer | Leo | Virgo | Libra | Scorpio | Sagittarius | Capricorn | Aquarius | Pisces |
Myers-Briggs: ESFP | ISFP | ESTP | ISTP | ESTJ | ISTJ | ESFJ | ISFJ | ENFJ | INFJ | ENFP | INFP | ENTP | INTP | ENTJ | INTJ|
Life Path Number: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 11 | 22 | 33
Four Temperaments: Sanguine | Melancholic | Choleric | Phlegmatic
Enneagram: The Reformer (Type 1) | The Helper (Type 2) | The Achiever (Type 3) | The Individualist (Type 4) | The Thinker (Type 5) | The Loyalist (Type 6) | The Enthusiast (Type 7) | The Leader (Type 8) | The Peacemaker (Type 9) |
Celtic Zodiac: Birch (The Achiever) | Rowan (The Thinker) | Ash (The Enchanter) | Alder (The Trailblazer) | Willow (The Observer) | Hawthrone (The Illusionist) | Oak (The Stabilizer) | Holly (The Ruler) | Hazel (The Knower) | Vine (The Equalizer) | Ivy (The Survivor) | Reed (The Inquisitor) | Elder (The Seeker) |
Celtic Animal Sign: Stag/Deer | Cat | Cow/Bull | Horse | Butterfly | Adder/Snake | Seahorse | Fish/Salmon | Wolf/Hound | Fox | Wren | Swan | Falcon/Hawk |
Soul Type (one test): Hunter | Caregiver | Creator | Thinker | Helper | Educator | Performer | Leader | Spiritualist |
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor | Hufflepuff | Ravenclaw | Slytherin |
The Animal in You: Lion | Tiger | Dolphin| Bear | Wild Cat | Fox | Weasel | Badger | Dog | Otter | Wolf | Sea Lion | Wild Dog | Walrus | Gorilla | Deer | Rhinoceros | Hippo | Sable | Horse | Sheep | Mountain Goat | Warthog | Zebra | Baboon | Elephant | Bison | Giraffe | Cottontail | Mole | Bat | Porcupine | Beaver | Prairie Dog | Shrew | Mouse | Eagle | Rooster | Owl | Swan | Peacock | Vulture | Penguin | Crocodile | Snake |
Archetypes: Creative | Athlete | Rebel | Caregiver | Visionary | Royal | Performer | Spiritual | Tastemaker | Explorer | Advocate | Intellectual |
Brain Lateralisation Test: Left | Right|
Cerebral Personality Test: 1-10% | 11-20% | 21-30% | 31-40% |41-50% | 51-60% | 61-70% | 71-80% | 81-90% | 91-100% |
Multiple Intelligences Test: Kinaesthetic |Linguistic| Logical | Interpersonal | Intrapersonal | Musical | Visual/Spatial | Naturalistic |
Want to figure out your learning style? Try this questionnaire! Some of the questions were hard for me to answer, but most of them were pretty obvious in my case. Here’s the breakdown of my results.
I’m surprised; I figured I’d definitely be highest on the aural scale, but that’s clearly my lowest. Strange.
Want to know what character trope you are? Quizzy here.
I’m the Villain, apparently, which kind of surprises me. But hey, I’ll take it.
I’m still very much an INTJ. Though this test has me much stronger on the N than any other test ever has (I’m usually just a little bit more on the N side than the S side).
“You have many creative thoughts. You always try to turn your ideas into fact tirelessly reaching your goal that you set for yourself. You can understand the connotative model of the outer world and think with a long-term perspective. Once you make a commitment, you make a plan and accomplish it. You are very independent and skeptical. You always have a high standard no matter if it’s for yourself or other people.”
Yay, an internetz quiz! This one will tell you your Greek God parentage. Because why not.
Your godly parent is Hephaestus, Blacksmith of the Gods, Lord of the fire, forge and volcanoes.
You are brilliant and ingenuous and are known for building your way out of trouble. Children of Hephaestus love science and technology a lot, and end up with hobbies and careers to evidence this. Not unlike Athena, children of Hephaestus can sometimes be so consumed with their ideas and projects that they can neglect their personal responsibilities. Most of the time however, this detachment from society provides concentration and focus to finish their projects faster, whence they would require a break and get back into the world. You might have a reputation from not building many social attachments, but instead sticking to a few people that understand your quirks. Despite your gruff and calculated exterior, you genuinely get along with many people and you would help people out in a heartbeat. You never forget those who have been kind to you, but you are also not quick to give up on grudges much like children of Hades. You are also underestimated by many of your peers, and only gain their respect after having to prove yourself. When disturbed or disrespected, you can use your skills to hurt people but this is very rare.
Creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, resilience, introversion, insecurity, concentration, kindness
Over the weekend, I was telling Nate about this aptitude test thingy I took in Seattle way back in 2005, ‘cause I was almost done with high school back then and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go to college/what I wanted to study if I went to college (quite a change from today, eh?). I was trying to remember what all the test were but could only remember about five or six of them.
But this afternoon, when I was looking for a particular picture I had on my compy, I found a scan of my summary results for the tests.
Super handy. Here it is!
Now let’s see if I can remember most of these are…
Graphoria was, as it says, a test of clerical speed. There were two columns of numbers and I had to go though as fast as I could and find the rows where the numbers didn’t match.
I think Ideaphoria involved looking at pictures of both real and abstract objects and thinking up as many uses for them as possible within a small time frame.
Number Series involved looking at a series of numbers and trying to determine which number came next.
I’m pretty sure Number Facility was just a series of basic math problems. I am shocked my score was as high as it was on that one.
Wiggly Block involved—surprise—wiggly blocks that you had to arrange in a solid rectangle as fast as possible.
Paper Folding involved the tester taking a notecard, folding it in multiple ways, then punching a hole through some of the folds. I had to show him on an unfolded notecard where the holes would be without unfolding the punched card. That was way harder than Wiggly Block for me for some reason. Probably because I couldn’t touch the card.
Tonal Memory was kind of like Number Series but with tones. They gave me a set of tones, had me wait for a moment, then played another set of tones and I had to tell if they were the same or not.
Pitch Discrimination is what it sounds like.
Rhythm Memory was like Tonal Memory but with different rhythms rather than different tonal values.
I think Silograms was learning nonsense words and remembering them to use in context, but I can’t remember.
Number Memory iwas a test of how well you could remember a string of numbers. They flashed increasingly long strings of numbers on a screen then took them away, and I had to recall the numbers in the correct order.
Observation involved looking at a picture of like 20 objects for about a minute, then looking at a new picture of those 20 objects where only one thing had changed. I had to point out the change. I was freaking HORRIBLE at this, as you can see.
The two assessments under Artistic Judgment both had to do with looking at pairs of different paintings/designs and pointing out the one in each pair I preferred. These were tests of how well your aesthetic preferences matched those of the “majority”, which can be useful for people who want to go into design or something like that.
Red-Green Vision was a color blindness test.
Color Discrimination was a test in which the tester gave me about 25 slightly different color samples within a very small range (like dark blue to purple) and I had to arrange them from most blue to most purple. There was a blue-purple, a red-orange, and a green-yellow, I think.
The Grip tests just involved squeezing those little hand pressure gauge thingies. This test was to determine if you had some of the necessary physical characteristics for jobs like fireman, policeman, auto worker, etc.
It was super fun. I remember the tester saying that your aptitudes probably won’t change much over your lifespan, but I’ve always wanted to go back and do the tests again just to see. They were fun.
Hey so remember that Advanced Global Personality Test I take like twice a year?
Remember how I keep forgetting to do that twice a year?
WELL I DID IT NOW NOT THAT ANYBODY CARES HURHURHUR.
Trait snapshot (bold ones are ones I agree with): neat freak, organized, worrying, phobic, fears the unknown, irritable, pessimistic, emotionally sensitive, fears chaos, risk averse, fragile, unadventurous, depressed, frequently second guesses self, does not like to stand out, perfectionist, hard working, likes to be alone, clingy, dependent, practical, cautious, takes precautions, good at saving money, suspicious, busy, altruistic
Makes sense. They were really close scores; 10 and 9 respectively.
So I had this thing on my MySpace (REMEMBER THAT NONSENSE?) and for whatever reason I lost it. So here it is again.
Well this looks entertaining.
GOD NO NOT WEST VIRGINIA!
West Virginia bugs me, man. That shape. UGH.
*Looks at neuroticism ranking* Oh yeah, well okay, then. I guess I am a West Virginia.
Edit: If I change my answer on the last question by one number, I’m a New Mexico. Which isn’t too bad. It’s got that foot thingy on the bottom of it and it’s butt-buddies with Arizona.
(One of these days I need to do a blog about how I feel about the 50 states.)
…but I do know my mathematicians.
20/20. Hell yeah.
(Hint: they saved the best for last.)
So remember how I was retaking this test twice a year, once in April and once in September? I think I totally forgot about it for the past two years. But today, for whatever reason, I remembered the test and decided to do it. SO HERE YOU GO.
My results are a lot more polarized than they used to be. Ch-ch-ch-changes…
A Big Five-type test: http://www.signalpatterns.com/personality_survey
Haha. Well. We know what I am, don’t we? I’m surprised I have an “Assertive” circle at all.
“Responsible”, “Buttoned-Down”, “Astute”, “Competent.” I sound like the most boring person ever.
Also, “Excitable” + “Passionate” = me spazzing about R.
Blah, nervous about tomorrow.